If there was ever an commercial for the deserves of BMW M’s all-wheel drive system, it’s this new video from Autocar. In it, we see the all-new BMW M8 Competitors tackle a tuned 825 hp Ford Mustang within the moist. Throughout that take a look at, they use the M8 in each all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive modes, up towards the rear-drive-only Mustang, to see the way it compares.
First up, they take a look at the vehicles out with the M8 Comp in its “4WD Sport” setting, which is the sportiest method to maintain its all-wheel drive system on. With the programs engaged, even the mighty 825 hp Mustang — with over 100 hp greater than the M8, — couldn’t sustain with the Bimmer. The M8’s tenacious traction was simply an excessive amount of for the Mustang. Each time the Ford was in a position to make use of its energy to catch up, the BMW M8 would lose it once more in a nook.
Nonetheless, they then switched the BMW M8 Competitors into rear-wheel drive, which additionally disables stability and traction management, and tried it once more. Whereas the M8 nonetheless stayed forward of the Mustang, it was a lot more durable work and, truly, the Bimmer appeared to have much less traction within the moist. Even gentle throttle purposes made its back-end sideways via corners.
Which simply goes to point out rear-wheel drive M8 would have by no means been a good suggestion. It wants its all-wheel drive system. Although, it’s superior that it has the flexibility to be both.
In the long run, the BMW M8 Competitors was deemed the higher automotive general. When you may solely personal one automotive, it’d be the one each hosts select. Nonetheless, as a sports activities automotive, one thing only for enjoyable, the intense orange, supercharged Mustang is the extra thrilling, extra enjoyable and extra hilarious automotive to drive. So it’s the higher second automotive however when you want only one automotive, the M8 is the selection.